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New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering    
  Jan 19, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PL-UY 2144 Ethics and Technology

4 Credits
This course considers how technology shapes and patterns-and is shaped and patterned by-human activities, from a moral point of view. This course focuses on how the technologically textured world changes human life, individually, socially and culturally, for better or worse. The course considers several views of technology and several ethical theories for evaluating technology. The course explains the structures of change and transformation and develops critical forms of thought, so that students can understand, evaluate, appreciate and criticize technological development.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of first year writing requirements
Note: Satisfies a humanities and social sciences elective.

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